For the past few days I have been dying over our engagements! Our photographer, my auntie, did an amazing job! Too good of a job actually, she has made it so hard to pick! We actually did two sets of engagements because I wanted both casual and "fancy" pictures. Kalvin was such a sweetie & let me drag him along for two full days of pictures.  If you know Kalvin, that is a big deal.  He must love me or something!
Here are a few of my favorites from our "fancy" shoot.


location//Utah State Capitol   Dress//Nordstrom Suit//Men's Wearhouse
Guys - we are sooo close!
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 Invitation suite//Sarah Nightgale  Photography//Brittney Hale
 I can't even begin to tell you how much better I feel knowing our invitations are all stuffed, addressed & in the mail.  It was definitely worth the wait though because I absolutely love them!

I had a really hard time photographing them, and I was way to impatient to wait until I had some good natural light, but trust me, they are beauties.  

With the stress of invitations out of the way, I am partyin' it up with my mom, sister & aunts for my bachelorette weekend aka way to much food, girly things & re-doing my wedding dress. 
[ya, don't ask. my dress is back into pieces]
Have a lovely weekend!
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this whole engagement thing.

[one thing I have loved - having a reason to force kalvin into taking pictures with me]
this whole engagement thing has been a pain lately. 
I am trying so hard to do whatever one says, "enjoy this part of your life, it's so fun!"
But as of right now, I am over it.
We could have the wedding tomorrow and I wouldn't care what color anything is, how it comes together, or if anyone even shows up.   As long as Kalvin and family were there I would be the happiest bride ever!  
I know it's just the stress of school & work getting to me, but I really think the guest list is going to kill me. And if it doesn't, the fact our invites have even been printed yet and our wedding is in 17 days will. 
With that said.. here's something to laugh at this fine Monday afternoon.
I was legitimately planning on hand addressing all of our closest family/friends invites. 
HA! I have done a few and that's about it.
maybe for someone else wedding.
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The Proposal

Before I start my story you must know that me and Kalvin love to go shooting - we are also very competitive so that makes our trips shooting very interesting.   A few months before we got engaged, we went trap shooting, along with his family, during which I smoked Kalvin. Needless to say, he has never lived it down.

Kalvin was very old fashion when it came to buying a ring and the proposal.. everything was hush hush and I didn't know when to expect it. I gave him my thoughts about what kind of ring I would like but that is about it.. We didn't talk about it much, except when we all made fun of him for being "slow".

Towards the end of November, we planned a trip to Kalvin's home town for the weekend.  We did this often so I didn't even think much of it. Saturday morning we decided we were going to go shooting.  We made targets with things that were bugging/stressing us out. Mine were school, work, kalvin being "slow", etc. and Kalvin.. roommates & ankle boots [don't ask]. We then taped the targets to milk cartons and buckets. 

Naturally it was freezing, so I sat in the truck as Kalvin walked down range to set up my third round of targets.  Then when we returned I jump out and got ready to shoot.  He told me to shoot the one on the bucket first. So through my scope, I found the bucket.  Immediately I see "Morgan, will you marry me?". Thinking I am going crazy, I ask him repeatedly what is says. With a smirk on his face, claiming he doesn't know, he tells me to read it again.

"Morgan, will you marry me?"  As I turn around, I find Kalvin behind me, on one knee with the most beautiful ring in his hand.  He said a lot of beautiful words after this, which sadly I don't remember exactly through the tears and shaky hands.

Of course, I had to make it official.  I had two more targets to pick from. Yes or No.  I shot yes, the first try with this bullet. Which is now engraved.. "Morgan & Kalvin  November 23, 2013" [thanks mom]

The night continued by taking me to the mountain top to watch the sunset and returning home to find the house completely covered with 'twinkly lights' and a candle lit dinner. All of my favorites. 

He definitely surprised me. He had the ring for almost two weeks, driving back and forth preparing for it. I obviously must have been oblivious! Kalvin joked with me about how I couldn't stop smiling and how I was so happy saying "we should get engaged more often" haha It's true, I couldn't stop smiling!

And I haven't stopped smiling since!
I can't wait to marry him!
#24moredays [yes, i just hashtagged]

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A New Chapter


Hello, we're the Watsons. 
[ok, soon-to-be Watsons]

I can't officially call myself Mrs. Watson until May 9th. 
However, that is only 30 days away, eek!

Just like Morgan's Beautiful Mess - Love, the Watsons will be a lifestyle blog.
Documenting all of our adventures as a newlyweds.
aka - picture overloads, recipes, occasional diy & fitness posts, & much more!
We hope you stick around for awhile,
as we begin our new life together!
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